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STUNNING COTSWOLD FARMHOUSE, NR OXFORD. FREE MAY & JUNE

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Kerstin Powell

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kerstin Powell

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STUNNING COTSWOLD FARMHOUSE, NR OXFORD. FREE MAY & JUNE

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Witney - Burycroft Farm House

Charming Victorian stone farmhouse, sleeps 8 people (+2).

A charming country retreat! Burycroft Farmhouse is set in 6 acres of farmland with surrounding fields running down to the River Windrush with Witney beyond. It's in an elevated position and has a large South facing garden with the most glorious views. Beyond the house is a working farm. You will find a few horses and sheep grazing in the fields.

All rooms have superb views of the surrounding countryside. There are 4 double bedrooms: master bedroom with en suite shower room, double with en suite bathroom plus two other doubles (one king size) and a downstairs cloakroom.

The farmhouse kitchen has an Aga, American fridge/deepfreeze with ice maker, drinks fridge, all cooking utensils and table & chairs. The kitchen opens up to a patio with an outside table and chairs. There are 2 benches and a comfortable hammock in the garden. The beamed dining room seats 10 comfortably and the large, beamed dawing room with freesat HD TV, DVD and hi-fi and wi-fi has comfortable seating for 8 or more.

There is a holiday cottage on the grounds which sleeps 4. It has its own enclosed garden. Otherwise the nearest neighbours are across the country road - some 300 meters away. Indeed, there are only 3 houses within a radius of half a mile.- We have off-street parking for up to 8 cars. - A game of crocket on the lawn is always popular!

In the fields beyond the garden, horses graze and hay is mown. It is an idyllic English rural spot but close to the lovely town of Witney and only 13 miles from the University city of Oxford, city of dreaming spires and home of Oxford University – the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Closer to home is Blenheim Palace ( www.blenheimpalace.com) , a World Heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. A visit the house or walk in the grounds, is thoroughly recommended.

Talking of walking, there are many fabulous walks very close to Burycroft. The closest River Windrush Walk takes you to the picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecot, once home to Richard III’s henchman, Richard Lovell. In the pretty mediaeval village, take time to visit the Old Swan pub for a drink or a meal.

Indeed, you are never more than a couple of miles from a historic Cotswold pub. Another circular walk takes you to the village of Swinbrook where you should call in at the Swan Inn, the gastropub decorated with pictures of the extraordinary Mitford family, who were major figures in the political, literary and social scenes for much of the 20th century and lived in Swinbrook House in the 1930s.

The pretty touristic village of Burford is only 5 miles away, and, on the way to the pretty Thames-side town of Lechlade you can visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.

In fact, there is so much to see and do that the only way to find out is to come and stay at Burycroft!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Kerstin Powell

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Kerstin Powell, born in Stockholm, Sweden, spent 20 years living in Greece where she was working in the Luxury Yacht Charter Business. She ran several yachts over the years with her ex, the largest being a 65 ft sloop which chartered for 8 guests cruising in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Later she ran a Yacht Charter Agency in Rhodes, Greece before she moved to Oxford to school her children. In England she con-tinued her life ashore making a living ss a property developer. Now, semi-retired, she spends the summers cruising the Greek islands again with her present husband who manages to write computer software onboard. The winters are still soent in UK at Burycroft Farm House. A wonderful place to entertain friends and their large family!

Kerstin Powell purchased this farmhouse in 1994

Kerstin fell in love with Burycroft as soon as she saw it! It was completely derelict but had so much potential. They say all you need to know when you buy a house is 'location, locatioin, location'.

Burycroft ticked all 3 boxes. The position is stunning! House faces south with large gardens. It is in an elevated position with acres of fields below. It is a period stone built property which oozes character and charm. Everyone who comes adores the place - a house in a million! It was built in 1850.

SPACE! The house just swallows up people - it never feels crowded. In the country, yet only 1.5 hours from London, 10 minutes from Witney, 20 minutes from Oxford and so much to see around the Cotswolds. Great place for parties, family get-togethers, holidays etc.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews for this holiday farmhouse rental in Witney, United Kingdom

Stunning Cotswold farmhouse, nr Oxford. Free May & June
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Stunning Cotswold farmhouse, nr Oxford. Free May & June
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416873
+44 (0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
Sydney
5

Beautiful Burycroft

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
My husband and I booked beautiful Burycroft Farmhouse for our first ever "cold" Christmas (we're from Australia) and were joined by our 3 adult sons and their partners. It was our first Christmas together in 3 years, so we wanted it to be extra special and we were not disappointed. The farmhouse was as everything we had hoped for and more! We arrived after a long flight from Australia and instantly felt at home. They had gone to a lot of trouble to decorate the house with greenery and a magnificent live Christmas tree with lights.

The house is in a gorgeous, peaceful, elevated location looking towards Witney and although we spent a full week there, none of us wanted to leave. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked up a storm throughout the week in the Aga stove, especially our Christmas Day feast. The dining room and lounge areas are fabulous for a large family and there are adequate bathrooms and toilets for a large group of people. The house was clean, well-maintained and as per the photos on the website. The only fault we could find with the house was that we could not use the fireplace in the dining room. There is a fire in the lounge that we used for the entire week, with a plentiful supply of wood.

The town of Witney is a short walk, as is the little village of Crawley with a great local pub, The Lamb. Unfortunately, we didn't get to try the food as they were closed for a period over Christmas. Witney is well equipped with lots of shops, a Tesco, a Sainsbury and a Waitrose. It's also close to Oxford where we were able to collect family who had travelled on the bus from Heathrow. Blenheim Palace is only a short drive away and is well worth a visit, it is truly magnificent! The village of Burford is a 15 minute drive away and is definitely a must. We ate at The Lamb - highly recommended!

All in all, we had a beautiful time at Burycroft and we highly recommend it for a peaceful holiday. If we lived in the UK, it would definitely be somewhere we would visit regularly! Booking was very easy and Kerstin answered any questions we had via email quickly - thank you! Hopefully we will be back one day!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Christmas at Burycroft! It is a very special place. Glad to hear too that you spent a great family get-together - so important when you live far apart. We hope to see you back again one day!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning Cotswold farmhouse, nr Oxford. Free May & June
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416873
+44 (0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Great place - would recommend.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
This is a great place - loads of space, pretty surroundings and great pubs nearby. We had a great family gathering here and there was room for everyone to find a sofa or quiet corner to relax. The owner was helpful in giving advice in local places for good pub food - shame one of the pubs had no free table when we arrived after our 2 hr long walk! I would recommend booking ahead.
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Stunning Cotswold farmhouse, nr Oxford. Free May & June
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416873
+44 (0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
London
5

Perfect Country Break

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the farm house, it has sensational views over the nearby town of Witney, has a wonderful rural feel to it (over looking watermeadows) and yet is close enough to all the amenities that Witney offers and lovely local pubs. Witneys itself was a lovely historic market town well worth a days walking around, especially when the market is on. We didnt go into Oxford but its only a 20 minute drive i think.

The house was spacious with a lovely big garden that the kids made full use of, even climbing one of the trees with low branches despite the wet weather. It was fairly cold when we were there so the aga and wood burners were great. The master bedroom has views across the fields and an ensuite bathroom. The kids had a room each which had the added benefit of being closer to the stairs so when they woke up early they could go down stairs and entertain themselves without disturbing us. The only slight down side was that the master bedroom is above the kitchen so we could hear them clattering around a little but that wasnt really a problem.

The house was clean and well maintained and the owner was very helpful. We would definitely recommend this house to friends and relatives - it is suitable for a family stay or for a group of friends. There is a large dinning room with a fire place and large living room which are great for entertaining. Being March it was fairly dark still but I think that the house would be wonderful in the summer months especially, eating out in the garden looking over the watermeadows.

Definitely recommend.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning Cotswold farmhouse, nr Oxford. Free May & June
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416873
+44 (0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Wonderful country house! Wow

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
We booked into Burycroft for a pre-Xmas family reunion and had a ball! It's a gorgeous place with a great view and feels really cosy in the winter. The open fire places were a big hit and we had lots of fun around the big dinning table. We didn't didn't go outside too much as the weather wasn't great (hence spending 3 blissful days by the roaring fire!) so we'll probably go back this summer to do some of the pub walks which we've been told are superb. Will also be good to enjoy the big garden.

A big thumbs up from us. Thanks for making it such a special weekend for us!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning Cotswold farmhouse, nr Oxford. Free May & June
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416873
+44 (0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
London, England
5

Farmhouse with a view

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
My wife and I rented Burycroft for a week with the family in August. We all enjoyed their stay tremendously especially the little girls being able to feed the horses in the field every day. It was a pleasant break from our London home and just so quiet and peaceful with so much space!

The house is well proportioned with a huge dining table / room. A large kitchen and huge sitting room. The house is situated on top of a hill and most the bedrooms have fantastic views over the fields.

We found a few good country walks along the bridal ways and over to nearby villages such as Hailey, Crawley and Minster Lovell. The Cotswolds offer lost of family friendly country pubs. We also drove to Blenheim Palace one day (20 min drive) which is an amazing country estate open to the public and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

We would recommend this farmhouse as a great place to stay to relax and get away from the 'hustle and bustle' of city living.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Oxford or Charlbury
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
M40/A40
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lamb
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Witney Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Numerous in Witney
Car: necessary

Burycroft is situated only 60 miles from central London (about 1.5 hours drive) and yet feels very much in the country. It's easy to find, follow the M40 to Oxford, then the ring-road around the town and continue west along the A40. We are merely 5 mins. from the Witney exit. Once here the charm of an authentic Cotswold farmhouse awaits you, lots of room in house, a large southfacing garden with fields beyond. The market town of Witney is 5 mins down the road which is well placed for shopping, restaurants, cinema and leisure centre.

The spires of Oxford is 13 miles away, Blenheim Palace and Woodstock 8 miles. Going west further into the Cotswolds you will find lots of tourist attractions: Minster Lovell, Burford (with Cotswold Wildlife Park nearby), Stow-in-the-Wold (Cotswold Farm Park nearby), Lechlade (Thames River setting), Cheltenham and more. Plenty country walks straight from the farm and easy to include a friendly pub along the way, nearest one less than 1 mile away.

Other Activities: Punting - rent a punt at Folly Bridge or Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford or try an electric punt at Newbridge. Visit Wychwood brewery in Witney.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Witney, West Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Spring
1 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
£1,600
7 nights
 
 
Summer
24 May 2014 - 6 Jul 2014
£1,650
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2
7 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
£1,800
7 nights
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
£1,600
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £20.00
3 nights stay will be charged at 75% of weekly rate.
Notes Long term rentals are welcome. Please let us know your requirements and we will quote you a special rate.

We ask for a £250 security deposit in cash on arrival which will be returned to you on departure as long as there are no breakages.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Witney in West Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 520 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Tiled Stove
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Front Double bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs cloakroom - Toilet
  • Beautiful views from Bathrooms!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Garden master - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite - view!
    Garden double - 1 Double Bed , view!
    Front en suite - 1 Double Bed , view!
    Garden twin bedded - 1 Cot , 2 Single Bed , view!
    Study - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room but walk-through to other bedroom
  • Master bedroom and front bedroom have en suite shower rooms. The family bathroom has a 6 ft bath with shower over. Wonderful views over the garden when you lie in the bath...There is a cot and a highchair for the very young. All bedrooms have beautiful views over fields and farmland.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Piano
  • DVD Player
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • golf pass optional
Notes:
The house has a large south-facing garden with beautiful views over the Windrush Valley towards Witney. The garden is fenced alround so toddlers and pets can roam around quite safely, There are a couple of benches dotted around the garden as well as a hammock and a strung up hammock between the trees. On the patio is a table and seating for eight underneath a sun parasol. There is a crocket and a boules set for playing in the garden. The kitchen houses a four oven Aga cooker on which you will do your main cooking. There are plenty of cooking utensils, mixers, toasters etc and a large American style fridge with water cooler and ice maker. There is a separate utility room with washing machine and dryer. Though pets are welcome, we ask that they sleep in the Utility Room, not the bedrooms and generally stay downstairs and in the garden.
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